Arranmore Island Refuse Collection

The following communication from Donegal County Council is distributed by Comharchumann Oileán Árainn Mhóir Teo on behalf of Donegal County Council.

Increase in Waste Collection Charges

As you are aware, Donegal County Council has arranged with Sharkey Waste Disposal to provide a waste collection service for Arranmore Island. This service has been running successfully since June 2007.

We wish to inform you that the charges for this service will increase, with effect from 1st October 2008. The new charges will be as follows:

• Bags – The special refuse bags will increase to €4.50.

• Bin Labels – The special labels will increase to €7.50.

You should note that these charges will remain in place until the end of 2009, at which time they will be reviewed.

Bags and labels can be purchased from the following outlets:

• Comharchumann Oileán Árainn Mhóir Teo;
• Phil Bán’s Shop.
• Neil Gallagher’s Shop

Note: Only waste that is presented in the red Sharkey Waste Disposal bags or in 240-litre wheelie bins with the proper label attached will be collected.

Any queries regarding the service should be referred to –

• Sharkey Waste Disposal, Tel: 074 9548229 or 087 2364960, or

• Environment Office, Donegal County Council, Tel: 074 9172255.

Time and Frequency of Collection

The collection will continue to take place on Friday mornings.

The service will be provided fortnightly, except for the months of July and August, when the collection will be weekly.

Other Waste

You are reminded that the each householder and business is responsible for waste arising in their homes or on their premises.

Those with large volumes of waste that cannot be accommodated in the normal collection service, such as construction and demolition waste, must have it removed by a permitted waste collector. The Council can provide a list of permitted collectors/skip hire companies on request.

You should also note that Sharkey Waste Disposal is considering the introduction of a service for bulky wastes, such as items of furniture. Details of this service will be available shortly.

Illegal Waste Disposal

Anyone found responsible for the illegal disposal of waste will be prosecuted.